The Day Even Non-Believers Honor Jesus Despite Themselves

It’s Christmas, hailed in at least one secular song as “the most wonderful time of the year!”  This is a Christian holiday.  But why do so many non-Christians celebrate it?

Nine out of ten Americans celebrate Christmas.  (And the 10% who don’t includes strict Christians who reject the holidays in the liturgical calendar on principle.)

Around three-quarters of Hindus and Buddhists in America celebrate Christmas, as do a third of Jews and a significant but undetermined number of Muslims. Even 87% of atheists, agnostics, and other “nones” celebrate Christmas!

Today 55% of Americans say they consider Christmas as a religious holiday, with the rest considering it only a “cultural” holiday.

Many observers conclude that the Christian meaning of Christmas is declining, so that December 25 is or is fast becoming a purely secular holiday.

But is that possible?

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